Buyers Guide Car Loans

Car Loans are an important part of any new or used car purchase. Your car loan interest rates can make a noticeable difference in your monthly payment and how affordable your car is. Today, consumers have many options with online car loan rates, car loan quotes and calculators, and have the ability to have various car loan providers compete to provide you the best rates on your car loans.

Whether you finance your car through the dealership, bank or other provider, find all the car loan tools and calculators you need here to help you make the best decision. We'll walk you through what do you and how to get approved if you have bad credit, and have other useful tips and advice on getting a car loan to finance your car. We'll help you search for car loan providersso you cancompare all the rates to make sure you're getting the best rate for your car loan.

The AutoGuide Guide to How To Buy a Car

Just 25 years ago car buying was relatively simple, if still a headache. Unless you were after a high end luxury, sports, or collector car, all your new car choices were on the lot at your local dealership; and there were 100 pages of used car classifieds at every checkout. Or you could always bring your wallet down to Yetarian’s Premium Deluxe Motorsport and take your chances with their low, low, prices. Only a few diehards would think about having a car shipped in from somewhere or taking European delivery of their Volvo or BMW.

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Pros and Cons of Leasing a Car

The route to car ownership is filled with many options and leasing can be one for those who do not want to commit to a long-term purchase.

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Should You Buy a Car With a Lien on It?

If you’re looking to buy a car that is already being financed, or are looking to sell your financed vehicle, there will be a lien on it, and that will have to be addressed.

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Tesla Direct Sales Are 'An Inconvenience:' NADA Chairman

As Tesla tries to reinvent how people buy cars, traditional automotive retail practices have been called into question. Despite the brand’s new approach, which has attracted a lot of attention, today’s arrangement is not without its benefits according to the dealers. 

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American Auto Loans Hit Record Levels

No, you’re not imagining things. Both new- and used-vehicle prices are on the rise and American motorists are paying more than ever to purchase cars and trucks.

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Tips From a Salesman on How to Buy a Car

Buying or leasing a new vehicle can be terribly stressful. This is understandable because cars and trucks are often the most expensive things people purchase after their homes.

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Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Lease

While it might not appeal to everyone, leasing is a great way to get into a car for a lot less cash than buying. That said, here’s a list of 10 low-cost lease deals that are hard to ignore, since none of them crack the $200 a month price-point.

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How to Finance a Car With Bad Credit

Your lease and finance rate depend heavily on your credit score, which might make it difficult for some buyers to get an attractive rate when it comes to getting a loan.

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How Long Should You Finance a Car For?

More and more automakers are offering longer financing terms, but is it a good idea to commit to an eight year long auto loan, or is the dealer just out to get your money?

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Should You Buy Back Your Leased Vehicle?

Auto leasing can sometimes seem like a glorified car rental, as you’re paying for a vehicle that doesn’t even end up under your name.­ However, a leased car can easily become yours if the price is right.

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Top 10 Reasons to Lease A Car

Leasing often gets a bad rap since you do not actually own a car at the end of the term.

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Should You Buy or Lease a Car?

Choosing which new car to buy is one of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to getting a new ride, but so is how you’re going to pay for it.

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Car Loans 101: What You Need to Know About Financing a Car